Origin of useless
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Most people could agree on whether a given configuration of materials is a functioning vehicle or a useless set of parts.
In another generation, it will be useless, leading visitors straight into a pillar.
But policies and cheap raw materials are useless if businesses fail to take advantage of them.
“My insurance, even though I finally got it, was useless,” she said.
Khamenei said that negotiations with America had been “useless.”Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Says Talks with the U.S. Are Futile|IranWire|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Longstreth spread wide his hands as if it was useless to try to convince this man.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
He heard shots, but he knew that it would be useless to interfere.The City and the World and Other Stories|Francis Clement Kelley
Sledges were at first tried, but they had to be given up as useless.The Relief of Chitral|George John Younghusband
But it is useless to record the names and fate of the sufferers.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I|Francis Parkman
It was an instance of angry partisan legislation, which threatened trouble afterward and was useless at the time.Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II|John T. Morse